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Story Release Status of Fedora, Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:48am
Story Fedora 22 Beta a Go and GNU Hurd 0.6 released Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:42am
Story Why the Classical Desktop is Obsolete Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:33am
Story Linux 4.0 in Fedora, Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story ​Docker ships 1.6 with a faster registry and more for sysadmins Roy Schestowitz 17/04/2015 - 8:17am
Story Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 11:44pm
Story Meet the new leader of Debian open source project Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 11:38pm
Story Elementary OS Freya : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours Roy Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 11:33pm
Story Android-based eyewear woos runners and cyclists Rianne Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 10:26pm
Story Six things that make open source a no-brainer for your company Rianne Schestowitz 16/04/2015 - 9:53pm

Simply GNU/Linux 5.0 : An unsung son of ALT Linux

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: ALT Linux ( ALT implies ALT Linux Team ) is one of those undiscovered and non-famous Linux distribution from Russia which lacks the "Pomp, glamour and glory" like other mainstream distributions.

Firefox 3.7 Alpha 3 Released

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: A Mozilla developer preview of Gecko 1.9.3 has been released. The release comes in the form of a nightly build of Firefox 3.7 alpha 3. The new build introduces several new features.

NetworkManager vs wicd vs wpa_gui

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Software

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Here's a quick comparison between a few network control tools for Linux. These tools all give you some sort of network control from the Desktop - a service traditionally provided by daemons and initialization scripts.

Empathy: What a Piece of Garbage

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: The Empathy instant messaging client for Gnome is not yet ready to be the default client on your favourite Gnome-based distribution. In fact, I can’t even make it work!

CrunchBang Linux 10 "Alpha 1" Released, Ditches Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Philip Newborough has announced the development release (Alpha 1) version of CrunchBang Linux 10. For the first time ever, the distro is being built using Debian sources, instead of Ubuntu.

Our Top 10 Reasons To Use Fedora

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Linux

crossbytes.org: Fedora offers the freedom of changing, replacing, modifying each component in the system; without the concern of the system stability being affected.

Novell Rejects Hedge Fund’s Offer

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SUSE
  • Novell Rejects Hedge Fund’s Offer To Take The Company Private For $2 Billion
  • Novell Says $5.75-Share Offer From Elliott Is ‘Inadequate’
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 115 is out
  • SCO vs. Linux: The jury has been informed

Ubuntu Music Store (coming soon!)

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Music Store (coming soon!)
  • Free Software is a democracy, NOT!
  • Ubuntu Dropbox
  • Xubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Beta 1 Screenshots Tour

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Flipping out with Linux
  • Session Management Docklet Coming to Docky
  • Simple OpenOffice.org-based Document Management Solution
  • Comcast Uses Open Source for IPv6 Deployment
  • The open stories from OSBC
  • Firefox zero-day fix set up for 30 March release
  • All This Great Technology Just to Reinvent Television
  • Options Activity for Red Hat Inc
  • Open Season
  • Studying kernel bugs
  • Novell to release Pulse social network for testing
  • Ryan Szrama On Drupal-Based E-Commerce
  • Going Linux: Mar 17: #096 - Computer America #24
  • FLOSS Weekly 113: Simon Phipps
  • Rwanda: SOS Pupils Get 150 Laptops
  • Achron Alpha Build Now For GNU/Linux 64-Bit
  • NVIDIA Releases OpenGL 3.3 Linux Driver
  • Monitor Energy Saver
  • Rethinking Failsafes for Critical Linux Systems
  • Hacker Evolution: Untold Now Available For GNU/Linux
  • Ex-MySQL Chief Marten Mickos Lands New CEO Job

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tweak your Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak
  • A way out of all those Wubi problems
  • Removing the user list from Gnome 2.28 login screen
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 4)
  • Solving pilot-xfer sync problem on Ubuntu/Mint
  • Install Latest Cairo-Dock/update every week in Ubuntu

Open Source is Not a Democracy

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OSS

itworld.com: Design and themes have been a key part of the Linux buy-in for as long as I can remember. In fact, once upon a time, the look and feel of application was actually used as its primary selling point to me.

An Overview of HTML5 and Its Anticipated Features

linux.com: “Standards are as interesting as a Russian Truck,” said Ken Olsen, president and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation, at that time the second largest computer system company in the world.

All-in-one PC has dual-core Atom

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Shuttle announced a compact, all-in-one PC featuring a 15.6-inch touchscreen and a dual-core Intel Atom D510 available with SUSE Linux. The X50V2 includes a 1366 x 768 display, webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay, and up to 4GB of RAM.

ArchBang website live

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Linux
Web

pdg86.wordpress: Wow! Can you believe it? Just 2 months back what had started out as a forum thread in Arch Linux Forum, now we have a Website.

Open Source Gets Political

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OSS
  • Open Source Gets Political
  • 2010 Open Source Business Conference – Day Two
  • Open Source Business Models Going to the Core
  • Open source makes another move on Wall Street
  • Open-source innovation: A matter of price?
  • Why Open Source and Operations Matter in Cloud Computing
  • Open Source Business Model Still Relies on Closed Source

Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun

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Ubuntu
  • Nerd alert: first Lucid-Lynx Ubuntu beta fun
  • Ubuntu 10.04 beta1 Screenshot tour
  • The New Ubuntu Linux's five best features
  • All Done With Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 Released; Screenshots

Is Wikipedia's "Deletionism" Out of Control?

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Web

ostatic.com/blog: Wikipedia has become famous, or perhaps infamous, for its intolerance of new content. The deletionists are getting renewed attention after proposing that the dwm entry be deleted because it's a a "non-notable window manager."

Intel Atom: NVIDIA ION vs. Radeon HD 4330 Graphics

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Before devoting this hardware to the farm, we ran a few benchmarks comparing the performance of NVIDIA's ION GeForce 9400M graphics processor to the ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics processor.

LiMux project management, "We were naïve"

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Linux

h-online.com: Florian Schießl, deputy head of Munich's LiMux project for migrating the city's public administration to Linux, has, for the first time, explained why migrating the city's computing landscape to open source software has taken longer than originally planned.

The hunt for the Fastest Browser on Earth

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Software

thinkdigit.com: The Browser Wars are heating up again. This article then is purely about which one of our favourite browsers is the Fastest. We haven't covered all the browsers under the sun but certainly all the usual suspects.

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Debian/Ubuntu: Q4OS, Ubuntu Dock and LXD Weekly Status Update

  • There's Now a Windows 10 Installer for the Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distribution
    The Q4OS development team is pleased to inform us today about the immediate availability for download of a Windows installer for their Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution, Q4OS, allowing users to create a dual-boot environment on their PCs. For those not familiar to Q4OS, it's an open-source and free Linux distro based on the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE), which resembles the look and feel of the old-school KDE 3.5 desktop environment. Created with an emphasis on Windows users who want to migrate to a free, open-source, and more secure operating system, Q4OS now lets them install the distribution alongside Microsoft Windows in an easy manner, without having to do any modifications to your personal computer or install any other apps.
  • Ubuntu Dock Now Has Dynamic Transparency
    Ubuntu devs have listened to our gripe on the jarring contrast between GNOME 3.26's transparent top bar and the Ubuntu Dock.
  • Ubuntu Dock Features Adaptive Transparency on Ubuntu 17.10, Here's How It Works
    Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche continues his development on the look and feel of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, and today he announced that Ubuntu Dock is getting adaptive transparency. Canonical confirmed that Ubuntu 17.10 would come with the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment by default, though the default session has suffered numerous modifications compared to the vanilla one to make things easier for those using the Unity interface on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). Most probably, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users won't upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10, but we're sure Ubuntu 17.04 users will because it'll reach end of life in about four months from the moment of writing, sometime in January 2018. Therefore, Canonical wants to make their Unity to GNOME transition as painless as possible.
  • LXD: Weekly Status #15
    This week has been pretty quiet as far as upstream changes since half the team was attending the Open Source Summity, the Linux Plumbers Conference and the Linux Security Summit in Los Angeles, California.

Events: KDE/Randa 2017 and Linux Foundation

  • KMyMoney’s Łukasz Wojniłowicz in Randa
    Please read the following guest post from Łukasz who joined me last week in Randa to work on KMyMoney.
  • Randa 2017 – Databases are back to KMyMoney
    On the morning of Day 5 we chased and fixed a problem that was introduced a long time ago but never caused any trouble. The code goes back into the KDE3 version of KMyMoney and was caused by some changes inside Qt5. The fix prevents a crash when saving a transaction which opens an additional dialog to gather more information (e.g. price information). With the help of other devs here in Randa, we were able to drill down the problem and update the code to work on KF5/Qt5 keeping the existing functionality.
  • Randa 2017 – Days 3 and 4
    On Day 3, we started out at 7:02 as usual with the team responsible for breakfast meeting in the kitchen. KMyMoney wise, we worked some more on keyboard navigation and porting to KF5. The dialog to open a database and the logic around it have been rewritten/fixed, so that it is now possible to collect the information from the user and proceed with opening. The database I have on file for testing does not open though due to another problem which I still need to investigate.
  • Watch the Keynote Videos from Open Source Summit in Los Angeles
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